This briefing considers the effect of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (the Bill) and the risks and opportunities it presents to equality and human rights law. It outlines areas where the EDF proposes to support amendments to the Bill which aim to achieve our policy objectives.
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‘Supporting trans employees in the workplace’ identifies a number of obstacles that currently prevent better inclusion of trans staff in UK workplaces and includes suggestions for employers looking to improve their practice. Continue reading “Acas research paper: Supporting trans employees in the workplace”
The Court of Appeal have restated the principle that ‘a child is foremost a child before he or she is a refugee.’
This was part of a July 2017 judgement from Lord Justice Underhill and Lord Justice Gross. The guidance aims to ensure that children and other vulnerable persons have an effective right of access to Immigration and Asylum Tribunals, and a voice in the proceedings.
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These FAQs provide an overview of a selection of legal issues affected by Brexit. They aim to clarify the current state of the law, and anticipate how the law might be affected after the UK withdraws from the EU. Continue reading “BIICL: Brexit Frequently Asked Questions”
There’s no evidence that social housing allocation favours migrants, says an August 2017 briefing (pdf) from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). Continue reading “POSTnote briefing: Migrants and Housing”
Very significant differences in income and employment between ethnicities remain, finds an August 2017 briefing (pdf) by the Resolution Foundation.
And minority ethnic families earn up to £8,900 less than white Britons. Continue reading “Resolution Foundation briefing: Diverse Outcomes – Living Standards by Ethnicity”
In June 2017, the House of Commons Library published a briefing paper with key statistics on ethnic minority representation in Parliament, the civil service and other public sector organisations. Continue reading “House of Commons briefing: Ethnic Minorities in Politics and Public Life”
Protecting workers’ rights is key to preventing modern slavery. And a significant proportion of workers’ rights in the UK stem from EU law, warns a July 2017 briefing (pdf) by the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group.
Continue reading “Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group briefing: Brexit and the UK’s Fight Against Modern Slavery”
The Children’s Rights Alliance (CRAE) has published two child-friendly resources on children’s rights.
The July 2017 How well are we respecting children’s rights? leaflets summarise the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations on the UK’s treatment of children and young people.
Continue reading “Children’s Rights Alliance for England leaflets: How Well are we Respecting Children’s Rights?”
Key Issues 2017 (pdf) is a series of short briefings on the topics that will take centre stage in UK and international politics in the June Parliament.
These include: Brexit and the economy, the housing crisis, adult social care and employment rights.
Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefings: Key Issues 2017”